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Students and volunteers bring the Civil War to life in Hampshire Event

Date:
22 July 2013 - 11 August 2013
Venue:
Basing House Near Old Basing Basingstoke RG24 8AE

For more information regarding this event, please email Nicole Beale at nicole.beale@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

This summer, a team of Archaeology and History students and staff from the University of Southampton will be excavating at Basing House.

The University will be working alongside Hampshire County Council and the Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society to investigate the rich history of this important site.

The team will be on site from the 22nd July to the 11th August. Students will be hosting Open Days during the Festival of British Archaeology, and will also be working with the Artist-in-Residence in his Open Studio to produce an exhibition. See the project website for more details.

Basing House has a long and rich history, and the team is expecting to find information about the many phases of the site. The team will be looking for evidence of earlier Roman settlement, as well as investigating the Norman motte and bailey still visible on site, and then examining the importance of the house in the Tudor period when it was visited by many of our royalty, a relationship which resulted in its downfall in the English Civil War.

You are warmly invited to come along to Basing House to see our students and volunteers at work and to take part in some of the many activities and events that we will be hosting. Dates and times can be found on our website.

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